Slaughter and May, as part of an integrated team with Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Bredin Prat in France and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Netherlands, is advising Tata Steel Group on its definitive agreements to enter into a 50/50 Joint Venture with thyssenkrupp AG to create a leading European steel enterprise by combining the flat steel businesses of the two companies in Europe and the steel mill services of the thyssenkrupp group. The Joint Venture would have annual shipments of around 21 million tonnes of flat steel products and have a pro forma turnover of around €15 billion per year.
Slaughter and May partners Robin Ogle, Filippo de Falco, Andrew McClean and Phil Linnard worked with Best Friend firms, Hengeler Mueller (partners Andreas Hoger and Christof Jäckle), Bredin Prat (partner Laetitia Tombarello and Alexandre Orts) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (partners Mark Rebergen, Barbara Kloppert, Niek Biegman and Anja Mutsaers).
Tata Steel Group is a leading global steel company. thyssenkrupp AG is a German multinational corporation and one of the largest steel producers in the world.